WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Despite double-figure kills from senior opposite hitter Anni Thomasson and freshman outside hitter Leah Edmond, the Kentucky volleyball team opened the 2016 season with a rough, 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-17) loss to the Washington State Cougars on Friday morning inside Holloway Gymnasium.First off, I need to give credit to Washington State, 12th-season head coach Craig Skinner said following the match. They did a great job with their first contact, both serving and receiving and did a better job executing their plan. Weve got some fine tuning to do before Wyoming and well look to be more aggressive moving forward.The Wildcats move to 0-1 with the loss, while Washington State opens its season at 1-0. Kentucky continues the tournament at 5:30 p.m., facing the Cowgirls of Wyoming, who dropped their season opener to Purdue, 3-0, immediately before the matchup between the Wildcats and Cougars.Ten members of the Kentucky squad played in the match, as Edmond led the Wildcats in kills in her collegiate debut, earning a match-high 12 kills on 29 attempts. Thomasson joined Edmond in double figures, charting 11 kills in the outing, good for second best in the match. The senior also came two digs short of a double-double with eight in three sets. All-Southeastern Conference junior middle blocker Kaz Brown posted seven kills, while classmate middle Emily Franklin contributed four kills and a pair of blocks. Sophomore setter Olivia Dailey guided the offense with 30 assists, a kill and an ace while adding three digs. Junior Darian Mack (three kills, one dig) and sophomore Anna Nyberg (one kill, four digs) also contributed on the offensive end.The defense was guided by reigning SEC Libero of the Year, Ashley Dusek, who paced the team with 11 digs. Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Watson added two digs during the contest.SET RECAPSSet 1 Edmond opened the 2016 season with two kills to give the Cats a 3-0 lead. The Cougars responded with three of their own, tying the set before alternating sideouts evened the score again at 5-5. The sides continued to trade points, with Kentucky gaining a 9-8 edge off of kills from Mack and Brown before a 4-0 Washington State run prompted a UK timeout. The Cats pulled within one after a block from Edmond and Franklin and a Cougars service ace. Washington State rallied, however, opening up a 10-2 run to jump ahead, 22-13. UK posted a few more points before eventually dropping the first frame, 25-17.Set 2 Kentucky and Washington State jockeyed for the lead in the early going, with Franklin, Edmond, Brown and Mack all registering kills to pull UK within one, 6-5. WSU responded with four points in a row, prompting a Kentucky timeout. The Wildcats responded, opening up an impressive 11-5 run, including a run of three kills from Brown to tie the match at 16-16. Kentucky and Washington State traded the next six points before a 3-0 run by the Cougars forced Kentuckys hand and a timeout. Kills by Franklin and Edmond pulled UK within one at 23-22 before Washington State sealed the match, 25-23.Set 3 Both sides traded points early on, tying at 2-2 before Washington State took the lead. Washington State strung together three-straight points before Daileys lone kill stopped the run at 5-3. The sides traded the next six points before Washington State opened a 4-2 run to take a 13-8 lead. 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Games: 88)Combative, clever and aggressive, May is a lead-by-example defender. Has already led the team in Abletts absence but occasional discipline lapses put him behind Lynch in the pecking order.DAVID SWALLOW (Age: 24. Games: 84)Swallow has been a part of the clubs leadership group for several seasons. A definite contender for the role but the midfielder is only just coming back from a run of injuries the past two years. Seems more likely hell be left to regather his fitnesss and confidence than be handed the captaincy.ddddddddddddJARROD HARBROW (Age: 28. Games: 184)The Suns quiet achiever, Harbrow is a popular player throughout the playing group. Already a leadership figure for the club and the communitys young Indigenous athletes, Harbrow is unlikely to pip Lynch or May to the captaincy but will be in Eades thoughts.MICHAEL RISCHITELLI (Age: 30. Games: 211)Behind Ablett, no-one has played more AFL games at the Suns than Rischitelli. 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